US News Kazakhstan: a return to calm relative to Almaty after days of violence

11:55  08 january  2022
11:55  08 january  2022 Source:   france24.com

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After two days of violence, a relative calm is Income in Kazakhstan shaken by a challenge. The former President Kazakh Noursoultan Nazarbayev called the public to support the government to deal with this crisis.

Since the beginning of the year, Kazakhstan faces, on its territory, to a large-scale sling triggered by an increase in the price of gas and which has led to a violent repression. After two days of violence, the capital Almaty had leisure of ghost town, most of the banks, supermarkets and restaurants remaining closed, while police armors patrol the streets, always strewn with carcasses of calcined vehicles.

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"there was still a few shots (Saturday, January 8 in) morning that were heard around 8 pm it's a relative calm. It's a particular situation, but we have The impression that the order is gradually returning to this city that has been the scene of very violent clashes, "describes Regis Gente, the RFI correspondent in the region.

"In the rest of the country, events continue, but much less important than previously with protesters who for some say, 'We must continue, political reforms and others who say' we got what We wanted, the price of gas, fuel, resumed its normal course ', adds regis lying.

The arrest of the former head of Security

following the riots, the National Security Committee (KNB) indicated on Saturday that its former director, Karim Massimov, had been detained on Thursday after the launch of An investigation for high betrayal.

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"On January 6nd this year, the National Security Committee launched a preliminary inquiry for high treason," he said in a statement. "The same day, the former director of KNB, K. K. Massimov, suspected of committing this crime, was arrested and placed in a remand center with other people," says the statement.

Allied close to Ex President Kazakh Noursoultan Nazarbayev, Karim Kajymkanouli Massimov, former Prime Minister, was removed from his duties as head of KNB this week.

"What is playing is a change of elite, in any case a resumption in hand by a president who had until then a fairly symbolic power", summarizes regis.

Kazakhstan, the largest country in Central Asia, is shaken by a dispute that broke out Sunday in the provinces before expanding to other cities and especially in Almaty, the economic capital, where the demonstrations have fired in chaotic riots And murderer.

The support of Nazarbayev to the Government

The Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, authorized Friday the security forces to "shoot to kill" in order to stifle any rebellion and, with the support of Russia. , excluded to negotiate with the protesters.

The former President Kazakh Noursoultan Nazarbayev called on the public to support the government to cope with the country's crisis, said Saturday his spokesman. The former head of state "calls all citizens to gather around the President of Kazakhstan to allow him to overcome this crisis and to guarantee the integrity of the country," wrote spokesman, Aidos Ukibay, on Twitter .

A contingent of Russian troops and other Moscow allied countries arrived Thursday in Kazakhstan to support the power in place by protecting the strategic buildings and shoulder the police.

with AFP

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